Cape Town Three Day Premier Auction
8 June until 10 June 2021
The Stephan Welz & Co. Three Day Premier Auction kicked off today, 8thJune at 10am. Our loyal and emerging collectors can expect a wonderful mix of works, showcasing a variety of styles, periods and approaches.
The sale represents some of the contemporary masters, including works by contemporary heavyweights such as Norman Catherine, William Kentridge and Lionel Smit. The sale boasts a superb collection of Norman Catherine prints, full of whimsy and colour, encompassing the most iconic aspects of the artist’s oeuvre.
William Kentridge offers two works that demonstrate the artist’s ability to create powerful images with a sensitive hand. Tree (Lot 426) is a sugar-lift etching offering all the qualities of watercolour or ink, with the added interest of dynamic, strong grounding lines. Poggio al Topo + Liviol House May 1993 (Lot 425) offers collectors a work completed in the artist’s most iconic medium – charcoal. The energetic mark-making and varying strokes give this work a kinetic quality.
The surrealist movement is represented in spades of dream-like visuals and symbolic figures. Offering works by the master of surrealism, Salvador Dali, Lot 454 – Lot 456 represent works from the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise portfolios, which make up Dali’s Divine Comedy Series. The sale also showcases South Africa’s foremost surrealist painter, Keith Alexander. The Sanctuary (Lot 457) depicts a seemingly realistic landscape, but is in fact a combination of structures with an uncanny exoticism that could only occur in dreams of the imagination.
To view more works by emerging contemporary, post-war and modern, and continental artists, visit www.swelco.co.za. For registration assistance, condition reports or telephone/absentee bidding, contact us at email@example.com 021 794 6461.